Diet Chicken

Servings : Serves 2-3

I call this dish Diet Chicken because this is the ideal chicken recipe for someone who is watching what they’re eating but wants something spicy and flavourful instead of bland and tasteless. It goes well shredded in a salad for a simple chicken salad meal, or tucked between slices of toasted brown bread/wholewheat bread for a delicious and filling sandwich! The fact that the chicken is low fat does not compromise how amazingly tender and tasty this dish is.


  • 250gm boneless chicken, sliced in half to get two thin layers then cut up into strips - marinate chicken for at least 3 hours in the ingredients below.
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. tandoori masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger/garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp. yoghurt
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • red chilli powder, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice


Take a heavy pan or tava, lightly rub some oil with a piece of kitchen tissue or a brush, about 1 tsp. Once the pan is heated, lay out the chicken pieces on it and cover. Keep the heat on medium. Let them cook for about 3 minutes, then uncover the pan and turn the pieces over. Put the cover back on and give them another 3 minutes. Remove the lid and increase the heat to high, and cook them an extra couple of minutes on both sides on high heat to fully cook them through. Remove and keep covered whilst you continue with the rest of the chicken. Do not crowd them on the pan, make sure they have ample space to get properly cooked.

Serve with a salad or in a healthy sandwich and enjoy! 🙂

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